The future of wind industry

Moray Base:
15 MW floating foundation

Ideal for mass production

Cost effective floater

The future of wind industry requires development of windfarms in water depths over 100m to meet the increasing global energy demand. For this purpose Maridea has developed the Moray Base concept: a most cost effective floater (both Capex and Opex), with excellent motion characteristics and capable of supporting 15 MW turbines and above in harsh environments. The the patent pending designs Moray Base 1.0 and 2.0 focusses on an industrialized fabrication process combined with minimum maintenance requirements.

AIP awarded

AiP awarded

“Lloyd’s Register’s Approval in Principle for this innovative concept marks a significant milestone for the floating wind sector. The Moray Base design offers a real and tangible vision for how floating wind farms can operate in inhospitable conditions, a crucial step as the industry drives towards a sustainable future.”
Markus Büsig, North Europe Area Manager, Lloyd’s Register

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Blue Wave Award 2022

Moray Base is winner of the Inspirational Blue Wave Award 2022. The Blue Innovation Awards are an initiative of The Blue Cluster to highlight innovative projects, products and services in the blue economy. All entries were judged on five criteria: innovative character; link with economic activities in, on and by the sea; market potential; international ambitions and appeal; and link with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

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Moray Base 1.0

innovative design with segmented elbows

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Moray Base 2.0

elbow connections consisting of penetrating horizontal tubes in vertical columns – easier producible and transportable

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Moray Base at a glance

  • Suitable for highly automated production in large series
  • No nodes: reducing fatigue hotspots hence avoids costly offshore repairs
  • A thick walled steel structure without close-spaced framing
  • No need for expensive drydocks, assembly and turbine erection afloat at only 7.5m draught
  • Allowing turbine erection and commissioning inshore
  • Easy inspectable
  • Well accessible with installation vessels
  • TRL 4-5